carry on tuesday

morning coffee

carry on tuesday no 29: this is the saddest story i have ever heard. This week our prompt is the opening line of  The Good Soldier by Ford Madox. Ford, 1915

sipping silence
in the midst of
a blinding glare

a sudden cough
erupted the news

stealing tomorrow
the unknown end
their last breath taken

who could know
today was terminal

this is the saddest story i have ever heard.

carry on tuesday

weaving mortals

carry on tuesday: The prompt this week is the opening sentence from The Story of a Marriage by Andrew Sean Greer “we think we know the ones we love”. Use all or part of it at the start or somewhere within your poem or prose

we weave back and forth
barely beyond the grave
ghost shadows our arms embraced
pausing the predestined

there’s no surprise
when you reappear gazing
from the face of another
clothed and conscious

who could this be
wearing your familiarity
your imprint waiting watching
such an easy fit

filling the blank spaces
inserted midway
we think we know
the ones we love